Application Information for the 2015-16 School Year
Enrollment in a charter school is a choice made by parents to participate in the alternative educational approach offered by that charter school. For this reason, it is essential that interested parents become knowledgeable about our approach to education so they can make an informed decision about whether it matches what they want for their child. Our application process includes the following:
February 2 – March 7, 2015: Open Application Period
Applications must be received between February 2 and noon on Saturday, March 7, 2015, to be included in our annual lottery. Order of receipt of applications during the open application period is not a factor in the application process.
For Parents of Kindergarten Applicants:
• Mandatory Kindergarten Orientation:
Saturday, February 28, 10:00am-12:00 noon, or Thursday, March 5, 7:00-9:00pm. Parents of kindergarten applicants must attend one of these two meetings to be included in our lottery. Adults only meeting please; call 824-2844 to sign up in advance. Location: SunRidge Country Campus Kindergartens, 487 Watertrough Road, Sebastopol.
• Optional Kindergarten Open House: Prospective kindergarteners and their parents may experience a sampling of the SunRidge Kindergarten program from 1:30-3:00pm on Thursday, February 26. Location: Country Campus, 487 Watertrough Road, Sebastopol. Space is limited. Call 824-2844 to sign up.
For Parents of Applicants to Grades 1-8:
• Mandatory Grades Orientation & Open House:
Saturday, March 7, 10:00am-12:00noon. The Open House will begin at 10:00am with an opportunity to tour the classrooms, meet our teachers, and see student work. Attendance at the 11:00am meeting following the open house is required to be included in our grades lottery. However, parents of siblings applying for both kindergarten and the grades only need attend the mandatory Kindergarten orientation to be included in lotteries for both K and grades. Location: SunRidge Town Campus, 7285 Hayden Avenue, Sebastopol. Please sign up in advance by calling 824-2844.
• Optional Walk-through-the-Grades Tours:
Parents may participate in a tour of our grades while classes are in session. Dates:
Wednesday, December 10, 9:00-10:15am
Wednesday, January 14, 9:00-10:15am
Wednesday, February 11, 9:00-10:15am
Wednesday, March 4, 9:00-10:15am
Space is limited for these tours. You must sign up in advance by calling 824-2844.
Following the open application period, a lottery will be held for each class that has more applicants than available spaces, resulting in a lottery list showing order of enrollment for available spaces. All applicants will be notified by letter by Monday, March 30, with their number on the lottery list.
Those not offered spaces immediately following the lottery will remain on the waiting list and be notified in order if additional spaces open up either before the school year begins or during the school year.
Waiting lists remain in effect for only the year of application. Those currently on the 2014-15 waiting list must reapply for the 2015-16 school year to be included on the new list for the 2015- 16 school year.
Note: To be eligible, a child must be a resident of California at the time of application.